Important: New Academic Organizational Structure in Effect July 1
As of July 1, the College of Arts and Sciences has split into two new colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science. Learn more here.
College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology - Faculty

Scott Bergeson

Wildlife biology and conservation with an emphasis on human impacts, thermoregulation, and bats

Elliott J. Blumenthal
Immunology, immunosenescence, cancer, anthocyanins

William E. Cooper (Emeritus)
Ecology and evolution of behavior, with emphasis on antipredatory and foraging behavior

Jaiyanth Daniel
Molecular biology of protein-lipid interactions in bacterial cells

Benjamin Dattilo

Marine invertebrate ecology, paleoecology, and biogenic sediments

Shree S. Dhawale (Emeritus)

Biodegradation, molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, cancer

Robert B. Gillespie (Emeritus)
Ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, and water quality monitoring

Lindsay Jackson

Lecturer - Introduction to the Biological World 

Mark A. Jordan (Interim Chair)

Molecular and evolutionary ecology of vertebrates, especially fish, amphibians and reptiles

Bruce A. Kingsbury
Ecology and conservation of vertebrates, especially reptiles

Connie Kracher

Oral Biological and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty Mentor in the Pre-Professional Programs – Pre-Dent, Pre-Med, and Pre-Pharm

Jordan M. Marshall

Plant ecology and distribution; invasion biology

Karen McLellan
Senior Lecturer - Anatomy and Physiology

George Mourad (Emeritus)
Molecular genetics to address membrane transporters central to nucleobase biochemistry

Ahmed Mustafa
Stress physiology; aquatic biology; fisheries and aquaculture

Frank V. Paladino

Comparative vertebrate physiology, marine sea turtle physiology and ecology

Rebecca Palu

Natural genetic variation, cellular and metabolic stress, Drosophila melanogaster

Tanya Soule
Microbial stress responses; cyanobacteria; microbial ecology

Regina Trout

Lecturer - Human Anatomy and Physiology 

Arturo Villalobos

Biotechnology focused on discovering drugs; Plant physiology; Cell and developmental biology

Visiting Assistant Professor